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Integrity Matters

Issue #2, May 2019

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Evaluation of the City of Playford

"After considering a number of complaints and reports made to the Office for Public Integrity about the City of Playford, I decided that there may be benefit in conducting an evaluation of its practices, policies and procedures." Deputy Commissionner

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Public interest disclosures: A new Act in town

Late last year Parliament passed the Public Interest Disclosure Act 2018 (PID Act). The PID Act has not yet commenced operation but when it does it will repeal and replace the Whistleblowers Protection Act 1993.

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Everyone likes fast money... don't they?

Vast volumes of money pass through public administration in South Australia on a daily basis. Electronic invoicing and accounts payable systems are highly vulnerable to misuse and corruption.

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The benefits of being random

"Life cannot be calculated. That's the big mistake our civilization made. We never accepted that randomness is not a mistake in the equation -- it is part of the equation."

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Events & training

  • 23 May 2019 - Seminar: ICAC Awareness for Public Officers

    Join the Commissioner as he explains your rights and obligations under the ICAC Act.

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  • 30 May 2019 - Seminar: Internal Investigation Concepts & Principles

    If you are involved in conducting, overseeing or acting upon the outcome of an internal investigation, it is important to understand the concepts and principles that underpin a good investigation.

    Register today

  • 30-31 Oct 2019 - APSAC Conference 2019

    Save the date - The conference will include plenary sessions, discussion panels and workshops that focus on research, trends, case studies and new methods for preventing, investigating and exposing corruption.

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  • Online learning - ICAC Induction for Public Officers

    If you are a public officer it is important that you understand the role and functions of the ICAC. It is also important that you are aware of the obligation that you and all public officers have to report certain types of conduct to the Office for Public Integrity.

    Take our 40 minute online induction course to learn your obligations.

    Enrol in the course

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Did you know that over 10,000 complaints and reports have been received by the OPI since ICAC commenced?

What should I report?

You should make a complaint or report to the OPI if you think a South Australian public officer has broken the law, or acted in a way that is seriously inappropriate or negligent.

This would include the conduct of any state or local government agency, South Australia Police or other government authority, and the people who work with them and for them.

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Does the Commissioner investigate every complaint and report?

The Commissioner does not investigate every complaint and report. Some complaints and reports are investigated by SA Police, some by public authorities and some by the Ombudsman. Others might be filed for intelligence purposes with no further action taken at the time. The Commissioner tends to investigate the most serious corruption matters.

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Recent news

  • 6 May 2019 - Employment opportunity

    Principal Assessment Officer - Applications close Tuesday, 21 May 2019  More info>

  • 10 Apr 2019 - Evaluation of the City of Playford

    The Independent Commissioner Against Corruption announced the commencement of an evaluation of the practices, policies and procedures of the City of Playford council.   More info>


Making a complaint is easy and important.

Simply fill out the secure online form. We will acknowledge that we have received your complaint or report within two working days.

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